A prize-winning medical writer offers an explanation of modern diagnostic medical imaging technologies-and the issues that result from their use and misuse.
* Various charts and illustrations show medical imaging modalities, Medicare medical imaging costs, distribution of imaging costs, physicians' fees by modality, nuclear imaging probes, and medical imaging physics
* A glossary defines key terms necessary to understanding medical imaging technology such as "positron," "half-life," and "tomography," as well as acronyms such as "MRI,", "PET," "SPECT," and "CT"
* Presents documents including early popular science articles on X-ray technology and its abuse
Harry LeVine, III, PhD, is associate professor in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.